February 23–26, 2020
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Holistic architecture for chapter 2 of the cloud era (sponsored by IBM)

10:45am11:35am Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Sutton Center

The cloud era has brought with it great efficiencies in operations, software release cadence, and speed of integration of new functions. As developers are encouraged to adopt cloud across broader swaths of the enterprise estate, holistic planning of cloud architecture, consistency of deployment across environments, and rate and pace of adoption of open source innovation streams become key considerations. In this talk, we’ll look at each of these pressures on software and cloud architects and discuss a holistic view of cloud architecture, suited to the next wave of application modernization across industries.

This session is sponsored by IBM.

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Hillery Hunter


Hillery is CTO of IBM Cloud, responsible for technical strategy for IBM’s cloud-native and infrastructure offerings. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure in IBM Research, leading a team doing cross-stack (hardware through software) optimization of AI workloads, producing productivity breakthroughs of 40x and greater which were transferred into IBM product offerings. Her technical interests have always been interdisciplinary, spanning from silicon technology through system software, and she has served in technical and leadership roles in-memory technology, Systems for AI, and other areas. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and was appointed as an IBM Fellow in 2017. Hillery is a BS, MS, and Ph.D. graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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